At the end of December, we told you about the Asus ME371MG – a new 7 inch tablet that’s reportedly powered by an Intel Atom Z2420 processor. It looks like the tablet is also know as K004 and, according to a listing found at Indonesia’s Postel (an organization that’s similar to the FCC), its trade name will be Asus Fonepad. That sort of makes sense – since Asus has two 10 inch tablets called Padfone.
The Fonepad K004 / ME371MG seemingly runs Android Jelly Bean, and should feature a 3MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. Its 7 inch screen has a 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.
An online retailer in Thailand (Google cache page) has priced the Fonepad at 7,900 BHT – meaning about $265, or €195. So, yes, this is going to be a really cheap tablet.
Like the Asus Memo Pad 10, the Fonepad could be officially announced later this month during MWC 2013 (February 25 – 28).
Meanwhile, we must also report that Asus’ Padfone 2 (launched three months ago) has reached sales of almost 1 million units around the world. For a niche device(which combines a smartphone and a tablet), that’s certainly not bad – especially since the Padfone 2 is quite expensive, costing around €800 (32GB version).
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